most often, during printing these days, i am interested in the leftover and overlooked pieces of the work. those things that are called 'finished', bounded by edges and pinned up are all very fine, but there is something about the fragments that is so captivating. perhaps it is their inimitable nature? their one off-ness? their identity rooted in the utilitarian -- pieces used for masking off information from previous printing runs, or for protecting the blankets, or shorn off other supports. at any rate, they have become so precious, so strangely virtuous, i find myself in a deadlock - to use or not to use? to affix and pen in, or to leave in the vast accordion files stuffed in my catalog of bits and bobs?